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Amnesty International Petition
After years of being a leader on efforts at the UN Human Rights Council in addressing violence against women; this year Canada is determined to weaken and set-back the very standards that we have built up over the years. The catching points? As part of the effort to end violence against women Canada is not prepared to support sexuality education for girls or access to sexual/reproductive health services for survivors of rape. Other countries that have supported Canada in the past are so aghast that they are declining to cosponsor this retrograde resolution.
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NDP marks 10th anniversary of same-sex marriage in Canada
OTTAWA –NDP caucus is marking the 10th anniversary of the first legally recognized same-sex marriage in Canada today.
"We need to take this opportunity to thank the community organizations, lawyers and especially the brave couples who fought tirelessly in the courts to ensure that same-sex couples were no longer discriminated against when it came to marriage rights," NDP Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca) said. "We also need to acknowledge the progressive role of the courts at a time when many politicians were hesitant to act."
HOUSE OF COMMONS RALLIES AROUND NDP’S VISION OF BILINGUALISM
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June 5, 2013
HOUSE OF COMMONS RALLIES AROUND NDP'S VISION OF BILINGUALISM
MPs of all stripes vote in favour of Bill C-419
OTTAWA — On this 50th anniversary of the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the House of Commons took a major step forward today in reinforcing of bilingualism in our federal institutions—by adopting the NDP's Bill C-419 concerning officers of Parliament.
"In the eyes of New Democrats, it is essential that francophones everywhere in Canada can be served in French by the senior officials who head up our greatest democratic institutions," said the NDP's deputy critic for Democratic Reform, Alexandrine Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent). "That is why we introduced this bill: to make sure French is respected in Ottawa."